Jets to honor Martin vs. his hometown team

The New York Jets will host Curtis Martin Day honoring former running back Curtis Martin on Sunday, Nov. 18, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Curtis Martin is one of the greatest running backs to ever play the game," said Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson.

"While millions of people witnessed his amazing accomplishments on the field, few knew the depths of his philanthropy off the field."

Martin retired on July 26 as the Jets' all-time leading rusher and the fourth all-time leading rusher in the NFL with 14,101 rushing yards on 3,518 carries (third all-time) and 100 touchdowns (19th all-time), including 90 rushing scores.

Martin spent eight seasons with the Jets after being selected in the third round of the 1995 draft by the New England Patriots. The Jets signed Martin as a restricted free agent on March 20, 1998, and he officially joined the Jets on March 26.


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